Mosquitoes Signal Summer and Warnings About Potentially Deadly Viruses

June 8, 2014 5:22 AM

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Mosquitoes Signal Summer and Warnings About Potentially Deadly Viruses

As the summer progresses, mosquitoes become a nuisance and possibly a harbinger of serious illness. Across the United States, health officials are issuing warnings about potentially deadly viruses: Chikungunya fever and West Nile. From Memphis, Tennessee to Lake County, California, officials are concerned about these viruses, which are carried by mosquitoes and birds.

In California, West Nile was detected in 13 counties this year, though no human cases have yet been reported in 2014. The cases there were in mosquitoes and dead birds. West Nile Virus is found anywhere mosquitoes reside. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report that the virus has been found in ...

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